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by FlyGuyNash
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020
Replies: 178
Views: 33271

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020

Northwest1988 wrote:
I know it’s not the most reliable source, but is no longer lists the 737-700 in the current fleet. Have they officially been fully retired?


Yes they quietly went away with the last flights coming into Atlanta on Tuesday.

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by FlyGuyNash
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 397
Views: 84255

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

When a new A350 is delivered, what creates the need to fly it from the factory to NRT? What modifications might that be? Correct me if I'm wrong but I heard it is to get around import duties. Apparently DL has done something similar with some new A321s being delivered through Canada (e.g. N389DN). ...

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by FlyGuyNash
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 725
Views: 80358

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I won't be surprised to see 1,000,000 or more either Sunday or Monday. If we can hit 1 million while we still have states shut down and almost no business traffic and barely any international travel, I think summer 2021 is gonna be better than most were originally expecting. Still obviously not 2019...

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by FlyGuyNash
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 428
Views: 146919

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Is Qatar actually gonna take delivery of these? I thought I read the CEO was saying not gonna take anymore deliveries for a couple years.

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by FlyGuyNash
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?
Replies: 77
Views: 7085

Re: Married Delta Pilots Fly Together, Retire Together?

I never heard of buddy bid. That’s interesting. But I see it isn’t a given and likely was a latter in career thing when all the seniorities aligned. It also looks like a reason she didn’t move up to Captain. I’d gladly trade a 100k for that quality of life improvement. Honestly, I think the family ...

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by FlyGuyNash
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380727

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

It appears Payroll extension is on the way https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-airlines-exclu/republican-senators-back-extending-25-billion-payroll-aid-for-u-s-airlines-shares-jump-idUSKCN2512QE The question is, will the airlines take it? They don't need all of these employees...

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by FlyGuyNash
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest/OO Q2 Earnings Due Out Thursday 7/30
Replies: 47
Views: 6576

Re: Skywest/OO Q2 Earnings Due Out Thursday 7/30

Has DL tried to "in-source" more flying to 9E instead of using OO for capacity purchase? Delta tried to. I used to work at 9E and some buddies told me they were suppose to be around 90% of a normal schedule by August but they are only gonna be able to do 50% because they can't get enough ...

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by FlyGuyNash
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380727

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

tjerome wrote:
The number is now at 1,700 for the pilot retirement program. Was 900 last week.


Last I heard today it was over 1900. I am not gonna be surprised to see over 2200 sign up for it. Question remains as to how many will back out though.

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by FlyGuyNash
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 98639

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

It took a pandemic but Delta finally is putting mainline service between Nashville and NYC, surprisingly it is JFK. Starting August 1st daily JFK on the 220. Also the schedule in general is looking much better.

7x ATL
2x SLC
2x BOS
4x MSP
4xDTW
3x LGA
2x JFK
1x LAX

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by FlyGuyNash
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A333 and A332 New Interiors?
Replies: 26
Views: 5345

Re: Delta A333 and A332 New Interiors?

Pre covid there was plans for the 330 to start interior work I believe late 2020 into 2021. D1 would stay the same but it would get DPS and new main cabin seats. Also they were going to add DPS on the international 757s but again that was all pre covid and probably not something that needs to be wor...

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by FlyGuyNash
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 98639

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Are you kidding me? It's about the same size as Louisville, Milwaukee, and Oklahoma City. Third tier is generous. I'm curious what metric you are using. Population? If so, that doesn't tell the entire story in regards to city size and air demand. Yes, population, of course. BNA is a busier airport,...

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by FlyGuyNash
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122907

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Why do you say 7 won’t be an acceptable fleet size? I would imagine the A35J would share much of the same parts with the A359 and pilots are trained for to fly either plane. Seems like it won’t matter how many -1000/-900 DL have it’s more about the total fleet size. Another point to me wondering abo...

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by FlyGuyNash
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122907

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Knowing DL's form for oportunistic purchasing, I wonder if the recently ordered 10 A350s, arising from their LATAM deal, may arrive sooner rather than later. Airbus have other airlines demanding deferred delivery, thus freeing up near term slots for any airline with available cash. There is a rumor...

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by FlyGuyNash
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122907

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Knowing DL's form for oportunistic purchasing, I wonder if the recently ordered 10 A350s, arising from their LATAM deal, may arrive sooner rather than later. Airbus have other airlines demanding deferred delivery, thus freeing up near term slots for any airline with available cash. There is a rumor...

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by FlyGuyNash
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380727

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

And a 321 is suppose to ferry Marana-SLC Tuesday. Since last week DL has taken the following aircraft out of storage: BYH 4 A359 MCI 3 A321 3 B739 MZJ 2 B739 VCV 1 B739 A total of 9 A321s are due out by June 10th. So far the current plan is to take out ~70 planes for the July schedule. Hopefully mo...

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by FlyGuyNash
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380727

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

In an email today, employees in ATL were told that starting July 1st all personal leaves will be terminated. No further leave requests or extensions will be granted. Daily flights will be over 400 per day in July as well. That is 40% of the same time last year. Question is, ATL will now be staffed ...

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by FlyGuyNash
Wed May 27, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260694

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Perhaps this was posted upthread, but DL hasn't published a list (that I can find) of all the MD90/MD88 flights going to ATL on 02JUN. Does anyone have that? I'm STL based and the STLATL flight on a MD90 is sold out, so looking at some other options but haven't come up with anything yet. 1987 BDL-A...

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by FlyGuyNash
Mon May 25, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380727

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

In regards to Delta's near future. All the airlines are doing their best to survive. I find it interesting that DAL employees-non pilots are under the impression that they are sitting well and will be just a little smaller. No financial hardship to come, and believe that they will be just fine and ...

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by FlyGuyNash
Sun May 24, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall
Replies: 176
Views: 23833

Re: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall

This email did not come from our MEC. It came from the local 44 council which is ATL which is the most management friendly council we have on the union. Those numbers are pure false and speculative and should never have been worded as the way it was. There would have been no problem sending that sa...

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by FlyGuyNash
Sun May 24, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall
Replies: 176
Views: 23833

Re: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall

flflyer wrote:
How about Endeavor?


Who knows yet. Delta has already transferred all the 19 Delta owned OO 200s to Endeavor on paper but it still is to be seen whether Delta actually sends those airplanes to Endeavor or if they remain parked permanently in IGM.

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by FlyGuyNash
Sun May 24, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall
Replies: 176
Views: 23833

Re: DL Will Have 7,000 Extra Pilots in Fall

Well there it is, note out from the MEC to pilots today that anyone hired in the last 3.5 years (around 2500 pilots) should anticipate being furloughed on Oct. 1 with this specific advice: “If there is an a opportunity to secure a job that will pay your bills for the next 12-24 months we advise you...

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by FlyGuyNash
Fri May 15, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122907

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

I know this is very out there thinking and has no facts to it but does anyone think Delta and American could have struck a deal in regards to Delta 777s and American 330s? Logically it would allow both to park current airplanes but as demand returns they could bring those airplanes out of storage co...

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by FlyGuyNash
Thu May 14, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380727

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

My personal theory is Delta will announce they are returning the leased 717s back to Boeing but since the airlines just got the grant money and public perception will look bad, they will not want to immediately release a statement about newly ordered aircraft. So Delta at a later date would announce...

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by FlyGuyNash
Thu May 14, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380727

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Rumors per APC about giving Boeing a "heads-up" about an announcement coming by next week. Could be related to any of the following: 1) Lease terminations / parking of the 717 fleet 2) Parking of the 777 fleet 3) Retirement of significant amount of 757/763 aircraft Per the video Ed had sa...

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by FlyGuyNash
Wed May 13, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?
Replies: 110
Views: 15017

Re: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?

United has the least amount of pilot retirements of the big 3 from now until 2022 and especially if no early retirement is offered they will have no choice but to furlough. American is making a good effort to get people out the door now with their early out program which should mitigate some furloug...

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by FlyGuyNash
Tue May 12, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380727

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

12/19 of the Delta owned CRJ2s have been parked in IGM. Historically this is the long term storage for CRJs but Delta has been known to take them out as well multiple times, I honestly would not expect any of these planes to come out of storage anytime soon. I don't think Delta will be spending the ...

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by FlyGuyNash
Mon May 11, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380727

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Delta Connection Carrier Skywest has about a dozen or more CRJ7's and CRJ9 aircraft parked on their maintenance ramp and adjacent ramp at SBN (Covid19 Storage) Yea, I was just going through the May/June schedule internally and it shows no CRJ9 flying at all for Skywest, only 1 CR7 is scheduled so i...

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by FlyGuyNash
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260694

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

So the MD90s don't appear to be parked. As an employee I do have access to some schedules and it still shows the 90 flying in the May schedule. This lines up with that we were told which was around 30 88s and 10 90s were not on the park plan. Again these things change daily but as of now it looks li...

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by FlyGuyNash
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260694

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Currently as the plan sits, the fleet that is operating today is what will operate for the April schedule. No more 88/90s are planned to be parked at this time but these things have been changing daily.

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by FlyGuyNash
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 397
Views: 84255

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

TropicalSky wrote:
What's the schedule for A350 delivery this yr


Right now Delta is getting 2 this year from it's original 25 order which should be on property by end of Q1. The Latam airplanes don't have a final date set but I am hearing the first one to come onboard will probably be sometime in Fall.

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by FlyGuyNash
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020
Replies: 178
Views: 33271

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020

En route now: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n840mh Expect 1812 to exit soon Dang, they’re retrofitting these planes quick. They’ll probably finish before summer. I believe 16-17 can be done before summer given the current pace (one ship takes a little over two months). The remainder w...

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by FlyGuyNash
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 250158

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Anyone know when the first 767-400 will exit CAN with the new cabin config.

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by FlyGuyNash
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 250158

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Edit to my above post. New here and can't seem to find a edit button but looks like 34 D1 seats, I read it wrong on our company page. 33 seats will be available for missions over 8 hours as 1 seat will be for crew rest. Not quite sure how that layout is gonna look though. Thanks for that and welcom...

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by FlyGuyNash
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 250158

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Edit to my above post. New here and can't seem to find a edit button but looks like 34 D1 seats, I read it wrong on our company page. 33 seats will be available for missions over 8 hours as 1 seat will be for crew rest. Not quite sure how that layout is gonna look though.

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by FlyGuyNash
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 250158

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Do we think there will only be 1, 764 with D1 suites by the summer schedule? Or will enough be completed to switch JFK-LHR (2 frames), JFK/BOS-LHR (3 frames), JFK/BOS/ATL-LHR (5 frames), etc?? Most likely just 1. Maybe 2. Even less likely 3. You're looking at 60-90 day conversion for the prototype ...

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